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we're expecting powerful winds today, as people will try to clean up damage from severe weather across the state. people with opinions on pipeline across the state will get the chance to speak today. the utilities board is hearing from 200 concerned citizens. this summer, farmers had to kill millions of birds due to the avian flu. now some are wondering if ere are enough turkeys for thanksgiving. good thursday morning! it's 430 this morning on november 12th. here is a live look at. first, meteorologis t kaj o'mara has your first alert forecast, kaj... plan on a very windy day. we'll have gusts around 50 mph, especially this morning. if today is your trash day, keep an eye on the bins, especially once they have been emptied out. giveehigh profill vehicles some extra room as well. the wind should continue right into
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friday, though the gusts probably won't be any worse than 30mph by then. our weekend still looks great with highs well into the 50s both days. our weather turns active again as we head into next week! anks k.a woman is ddad this mornrnnt a semi-truck t hewnhe wasaingo highway 30. the linn unty sheriff's offi a woman is dead this morning after a semi-truck hit her when she was walking along highwaa30. the linn county sheriff's office responded to an accident at highway 30 eastbound and
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this was around 9:30 last night. it closed off highway 30 eastbound from highway 13 to cedar river drive. 28-year-old michael obrien of belle plaine was driving the semi truck east on highway 30 when he hit her. the sheriff's office is still investigating. strong winds will complicate tornado clean-up in southwest iowa this morning. the national weather service confirmed an ef-1 tornado near avoca . that's a town in pottawattamie county. last night's twister packed winddat about 110 miles per hour. it damaged a grain bin, along with barns and trees on farm. there are no reports of any injuries. in eastern iowa, the storms damaged several out-buildings with farm chinery inside of them. this is a picture from north of wyoming in jones county, courtesy of tim ott. and in iowa city, the storms scattered debris across the road. mathew cover sent us this photo. in knoxville, cleanup begins from some extensive damage.. there are downed trees, power lines and debris all over the road.
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fortunately no one was hurt. the knoxville police chief said it was the worst damage from weather he had seen. with the storm slammed her home. "petrifying. your house shakes and you think it's going to come off. you hear glass breaking and things being thrown against your house." the walmart in knoxville was also damaged - of the roof and also overtururd this semi ttuck. this video - sent in by viewer tony gulbranson - you can see water pouring into the store. we want to say a big thank yoyo to all o o you who sent us information about storm damage. remember when you see news, call newsline nine at 319-365-9999. or you can email pictures and news tips to newsroom at kcrg doo com. today people will have the chance to tell the iowa about a proposed pipeline that would cross the entire state. so far there have been multiple protests
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against the pipeline, but the board wants to hear a lot of opinions. the bakken oil or the dakota access pipeline would move 570 thousand barrels of oil a day across 18 counties in iowa. it would come from oil fields in north dakota and go to refineries in illinois. kcrg-tv9's brady smith met with a local group of activists who will be at the meeting. ann christenson is one of the founding members of 100 grannies. she'll be at today's hearing before the iowa utilities board. it starts at 9 a-m, and speakers for and against the pipeline will take turns at ththpodium. each person gets 2 minutes to present his or her case. christenson says the pipeline would be disastrous for iowa's wateteways, and there's no way that dakota access - the project developer - is able to guarantee it won't leak. "they're putting our wattrways more at risk, including the mississippi river. if it leaks, and it
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will, i don't know what'll happen. i mean, we won't have drinkable water. " christenson says more than 200 people are signed up to speak during today's hearing. but she has doubts that everyone will get a chance at the podium before they run out of time. christenson is the first membbr ofofthe 100 grannies to speak, and she's 8th in line. a white university of missouri at rolla student is expected to be in court today for allegedly posting online threats. authorities say 19-year- old hunter park used the so-called anonymous social media site yik yak to threaten to "shoot every black person" he see. he is now being held on 45-hundred dollars bail
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recenttrotests. school leaders in gladbrook-reinbeck are preparing for the school district to dissolve. voters in the area will eventually make the decision. this push comes after the district voted to close the school building in gladbrook. all of those students moved into two schools in reinbeck this fall. kids in kindergarten through 6th grade now go to the elementary school building, and students in 7th through th go to the high school. last night, at the elementary school in reinbeck, a "dissolution commission" met to listen to the responses from neighboring districts. those included north tama, grundy center, dike-new hartford and green mountain- garwin. enrollment has fallen since the building in gladbrook closed. but there's been an uptick in attendance in g-m-g, where the schools are closer than in reinbeck. "51:00 if the majority of the patrons that vote and say 'no' to dissolving, it'll continue to be one whole district and then, as time goes by, there can be conversations with neighboring districts, such as operations sharing of staff.
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mathis says it will likely be well into 2016 before people in the district will vote on the dissolution. the bird flu this year wiped out 48 million birds nationwidee with nearly 33 million of those here in iowa. some of those were chickens, but a large portion were turkeys putting thanksgiving dinner on the line. kcrg-tv9's forrest saunders us at the desk this morning. forrest, will we have turkeys for our tables? let's just say you'll have plenty to gobble. leading turkey officials say don't sweat this year. the avian flu hasn't ruined turkey time. there willle plenen of the poultry to go around. here's why, according to the national turkey federation. this season's frozen turkey stock was flash frozen beginning back in march. that was before the avian flu u tbreak occurred in late april-may, the last case in june. according to meat experts
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at local hy-vees, it could be a different story when it comes to fresh, unfrozen, turkey. the turkey stock that was lost, was in ourrrea. local groceries will have to import fresh turkey from further away and there's no guarantee there will be enough to meet orders. that means potentially limited numbers at a likely higher cost. " until they get into our door, it's still a commodity price. we don't know what we're going to be at. we're hearing numbers anywhere from $.40 to $.60 per pound higher cost, just to us. " joyner said he'll have a better idea of how much that will translate to customers as turkey day gets closer. according to some economists, though, thanksgiving turkey prices at the supermarrt are expected to e about 15 percent to 20 percent higher than last year. we'll have to wait and see. so turkeys are available. tv-9's forrest saunders. thank
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today, the city of cedar rapids is hoping to get input for improving cedar lake. today it's holding an open house to collect ideas, interests, and desired amenities for the lake. it will start at 5 o'clock this evening and go until 6:30 at the wateeadministration building. this will also be the chance for the community to hear about what friends of cedar lake have in the works already. 468 employees with h ockwell collins are oluntary retiring early. the largest employer in cedar rapids announced the plan in september, with a goal of reducing its overall head count by 500. that's two and a half percent of its workforcee it's makinncuts due to projected slow sales of business jets. to be eligile for the retirement plan, employees had to be at least 60 years old by the end of the year... and must leave by december 18th. they had to sign up for it by monday. those in the eastern part of the country are bracing for severe weather today. the midwet was hit hard yesterday with high winds, tornadoes, and in some parts.. even
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but right now, here's a look at today's opening farm markets. good morning!
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plan on a very windy day. we'll have gusts a aound 50 mph, especially this morning.
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your trash day, keep aa eye on the bins, especially once they have been emptied out. give high profile vehicles some extra room as ll. the wind s sould continue right into friday, though the gusts probably won't be any worse than 30mph by then. our weekend still looks great with highs well into the 50s both days. our weather turns active again as we head into next week! plan on a very windy day. we'll have gusts around 50 mph, especially this morning. if today is your trash day, keep an eye on the bins,
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give high profile vehicles some extra room as well. the wind should continue right into friday, though the gusts probably won't be any worse than 30mph by then. our weekend still looks great with highs well into the 50s both days. our weather turns active again as we head into next week! plan on a very windy day. we'll have gusts around 50 mph, especially this morning. if today is your trash day, keep an eye on the bins, especially once they have been
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give high profile vehicles some extra room as well. the wind should continue right into friday, thoogh the gusts probably won't be any worse than 30mph by then. our weekend still looks great with highs well into the 50s both days. our weather turns actiie again as we head into next week! thanks kaj. you may look more productive skipping
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lunch, or eating at your desk. but you are not alone. in toddy's america's oney, it turns outtfewer people actually
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millions of people are expected to be in a severe storm zone today. this is the same system that slammed us here in iowa with heavy rain, tornados and even snow. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest. a fast moving.... ajor storm sweeping the midwest. nats - "tornado on the ground!" reports of twisters in iowa.... nats - social video: "tornado warnings?" national weather service officials say the system began tuesddy around utah ..then moving east into the nation's mid-section. in knoxville iowa...powerf ul winds and rain packing a punch.... tearing down trees and ripping through industrial buildings in this town.... nearby, flipping this semi n its side. the driver doing ok. in all....3 rollover semi
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truck wrecks reported wednesday near avoca iowa. nats - wind/blizzard the storm didnt stop there.... portions of new mexico, wyoming, colorado, nebraska and kansas saw blizzard like conditions... some of those same states hit with thundersrsorm s as well.. sot: trrk driver "it's'sbeen rough, slow going....55mph from kansas city, that's about all i could get. you just wanna go, go, go but you can't!" nats: snow scraping... from snow to ice...in colorado...? frozen roads more like an ice skating rink for drivers.... nats - winddblizzard he saving it, he saved it lighter snow in western kansas.. but residents bracing themselves for slower commutes. in northern california...th e early dose of inter weather is a good thing. skiers and snowboarder s craving for some snow...welcomg an early ski season... tag: the main threat today will be strong winds from the central rockii to the greatt lakes... up to 60 mile an hour winds... good news: expected to last just one day. stephanie ramos abc news washington
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begin workinggwith the i-o-c and other governing bodies, to eliminate drug use from russian sports. it also says no clean russian athletes should be banned from upcoming competitions. several athletes admitted taking performance enhancing drugs. the lab in question has suspended its work, and the director has resigned but denies the allegations. one runner admits to bribing her way out of a positive drug test. she says doping is a routine part of russian athletics. now for a quick check on your weather with meteorologist kaj o'mara.
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now, one last look at this morning's weather, kaj... plan on a veryyindy day. we'll havv gusts around 50 mph, especially this morning. if today is your trash day, keep an eye on the bins, especially once they have been emptied out. give high profile vehicles some extra room as well. the wind should continue right into friday, though the gusts probably won't be any worse than 30mph by then. our weekend still looks great with highh well nto the 50s boboh days. our weather turns active again as we head into next week! abc's reena ninan and kendis gibson have this morning's america's money.
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good morning. topping "america's money" -- the reasas behind this year's higher turkey prices. >> they're up 15% to 20% this year from last year. the aif yan flu is to blame. >> the rest of thanksgiving's menu should cost about the same from last year. fewer than 20% of american workers are taking a lunch break these days. >> of those who do eaea nearly 40% do at their desks. researchers say taking a break and eating makes you more productive, not less. check out one of the priciest places in the country. this 60,000-square-foot ocean front estate in florida has two houj boat docks. >> 11 bed rooms. 17 bath rooms. it can be yours for $159that's "america's money." >> have a great day. i'm billy, and i quit smoking with chantix. i don't know that i can put into words
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